THERAPY OBSERVATIONS

Posted By Tina Dubin, Ph.D. on July 7, 2013 at 11:43am | Tina's Musings
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 These are some of the challenges and patterns from therapy sessions that I find myself thinking about:  wondering what is helpful and wanting to know what others do.          

My Broken Ankle/Psychic Trauma

My bro ken ankle (2010) has healed according to X-rays.  But I still can’t walk like I used to.  It seems to me (not surprisingly) that this physical ordeal has a lot in common with psychic hurt, trauma, and loss.

It creates a significant change in your life, your outlook and you day to day situation.

–          You’re never quite the same

–          You eventually compensate and adjust

–          The compensation sometimes causes problems later

–          It heals slowly – “glacially” was the adverb I chose

–          It’s vulnerable to re-injury

–          It aches at times

–          It takes practice to stretch and to trust the parts that were injured – and yourself

–          You do practice – so you can go on

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Posted by Tina Dubin, Ph.D.

I received my doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1977. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin Counseling Center. Since then, I have been a research associate at the Institute of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Texas, a founding associate of Family Eldercare, and have been in private practice with my husband, Dr. William Dubin, at Psychological ARTS since 1980.

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